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Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 slated as new UFC 218 main event
Just like that, Jose Aldo will get another crack at the UFC featherweight title sooner than expected. Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 is the new UFC 218 main event, MMA Fighting has learned. Aldo replaces Frankie Edgar, who was forced to withdraw from the fight earlier this week due to injury.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 2:11PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Germaine de Randamie takes on Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 125
A female bantamweight bout was added to the next Brazil card, in the city of Belem. As Combate reported, former women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on undefeated prospect, Ketlen Vieira.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 12:50AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen, Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov added to UFC 221 in Perth
The UFC’s debut event in Perth is beginning to take shape with the addition of its first two fights. A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (20-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ben Nguyen (17-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC), as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Tyson Pedro (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Saparbek Safarov (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), are set to go down at February’s UFC 221 event.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 7:01PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva fails USADA drug test, out of UFC Shanghai main event
Anderson Silva is in another drug-test mess. The UFC legend has failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test and is out of his UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum later this month, the UFC announced Friday. The positive drug test stems from a sample collected Oct. 26.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 4:41PM by Braden - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Grant Dawson notified of potential USADA violation
Grant Dawson failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. Officials today announced the news.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 3:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one. Officials today announced a fight between young prospect Brandon Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent title challenger Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), which is slated for the early-2018 event UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Feb. 18 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:54PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason Knight vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Fresno
A new featherweight match-up has been added to UFC Fresno. Jason Knight and Gabriel Benitez have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 123. The event, which is being headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega, is set to take place on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:06PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Michael Johnson gets Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 in first featherweight bout
Michael Johnson will be welcomed to the UFC featherweight division by a formidable foe. Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) today announced that he’s set to fight the red-hot Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and airs on FS1.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 4:28PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings, two other bouts added to UFC St. Louis
Thiago Alves will be competing on the first UFC card of 2018. The former UFC welterweight title challenger will be taking on Zak Cummings in a 170-pound contest at UFC St. Louis. The event is set to take place on Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The promotion also announced two additional lightweight bouts for the St. Louis event in James Krause vs. Alex White and Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:16PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera
It’s a tough day for popular former UFC champions. Dominick Cruz is out of his UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm, multiple sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. It remains immediately unclear if the UFC will keep Rivera on the Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 9:12PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway
Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone. The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:43PM by Braden - 19 comments
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UFC 219 main event TBA within the week, McGregor still a possibility
UFC 219 on December 30th is a pretty good looking card already, but one thing it's missing is a marquee main event at the top. But good news for any of you folks considering a New Year's Eve weekend in Las Vegas: Dana White says the card will have its main event locked in within the week, and it could still be Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:50PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jessy Jess gets UFC call up; set to fight Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney
US-based Aussie Jessica Rose-Clark will make her UFC debut against Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney next Sunday. MMA Today first reported the news after Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood was removed from the card. Calderwood was originally set to fight Rawlings at the event. Although the UFC has yet to announce the change, Fight News Australia has also confirmed the news with sources.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 127 in England
The UFC is giving popular rising English welterweight Darren Till the fight he asked for – and in his home country, no less. The undefeated 24-year-old Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) will take on former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place Feb. 24 and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The card was recently announced for Orlando, Fla., but UFC President Dana White revealed during a Q&A tonight in Santa Monica, Calif, that it will be moved to England, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Humberto Bandenay out at UFC-Sydney; featherweight sought for Alex Volkanovski
Peruvian prospect Humberto Bandenay (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will have to wait to follow up on his scintillating UFC debut. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Bandenay has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC Fight Night 121 appearance, and the promotion currently needs a new opponent for featherweight Alex Volkanovski.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aljamain Sterling needs new UFC Fresno foe after Rani Yahya drops out
Aljamain Steling is looking for a fight. The New York bantamweight was scheduled to meet veteran Rani Yahya in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9, but Yahya has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by MMAjunkie. The promotion is actively seeking a new opponent for Sterling.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:36PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White on Demetrious Johnson’s money demands: ‘Let’s see what your PPV does’
Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s demand for a $2 million payday. In this era of “big money fights”, many UFC fighters have specific figures in mind as to how much they would want for specific match-ups. Flyweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson, for instance, wants a $2 million payday for super-fights.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 9:09PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Winnipeg adds Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier, Sheldon Westcott vs. Danny Roberts
Less than six weeks out, two additional fights have been finalized for UFC Winnipeg. Jan Blachowicz is stepping in on short notice to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout, replacing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was removed from the booking after being flagged for a USADA violation on Oct. 19. Officials also announced a welterweight bout between TUF: Nations finalist Sheldon Westcott and Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 1:12PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Opponent switch: Eryk Anders meets LFA champ Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 123
Eryk Anders will go from fighting one UFC newcomer to another when he makes his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 123. Anders (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) announced on Sunday that John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is out of their scheduled middleweight bout at the December event. He now fights another promotional newcomer and now-former LFA middleweight champion: Markus Perez (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 6, 2017 4:29PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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